On Remembrance Sunday the residents of Ifield, the congregation of St Margaret’s Church and 2nd Ifield (St Margaret’s) Scout Group gathered around the war memorial in Ifield churchyard for two minutes silence and wreath laying. The ceremony included prayers, remembering those who had died in wars and for peace, the last post and reveille.
The ceremony at the war memorial was preceded by a service St Margaret’s Church attended by 70 Scouts plus their families and followed by the normal Sunday service in the Church. The church was full for both services.
The Rector of Ifield, Revd Simon Newham, preached and referred to recent meetings he had with members of the armed forces who had served in the Second World War.
Wendy Keeley, Group Scout Leader, congratulated members on the large number of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts present in church and at the war memorial.